It’s not the first time that Jonathan Gruber’s past remarks on ObamaCare have come back to bite him, but perhaps it’s the most honest assessment of the process that produced the bill he both helped create and advocated. Last July, as a federal appeals court mulled over the text and intent of the subsidy structure, a 2012 video emerged in which Gruber insisted that the limitation of tax credits was intended to force states into supporting ObamaCare — the exact opposite of what the Obama administration argued in Halbig. Gruber later called that a “speak-o,” to the amusement of many.
In a video from 2013 unearthed by the Daily Signal, Gruber at least avoids undermining the legal defense of ObamaCare. Instead, Gruber undermines the political defense of it by depicting Democrats as intentionally dishonest about the bill during its drafting to snooker the CBO, and laughs at the “stupidity of the American voter” while declaring that he’s all about the ends rather than the means:
Here’s the important thing to remember. Gruber isn’t talking about fooling Republicans, or conservatives. There was simply no way that was going to happen. Virtually every prediction the political right made about Obamacare has come to pass, in many cases to an extent worse than predicted.
The key thing is, when Gruber is bragging about deceiving voters, he is talking about the Democratic party’s own base. Those are the people Pelosi and Reid needed on board to secure passage of PPACA. Recall that not a single Republican voted for this monstrosity. Therefore, the only conclusion that can be drawn is that Gruber is proud that he and fellow travellers were able to snooker low information Democratic constituencies. The contempt the left has for its own coalition is stunning.
Make sure to share this with your friends who vote Democrat. Let them know how their own party sees them- too stupid to know what’s good for them.